Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hurricane Ike Explodes!

Edit: The 10 PM advisory has Ike as a category 4 hurricane!!!!

At 4 PM, Wednesday afternoon, Ike became a hurricane. Four hours later, Ike is now a major, category three hurricane! All I can say is unbelievable!!! Ike took advantage of a near perfect conditions to become a powerful storm. The environment ahead of Ike is not as perfect so some weakening may occur. However, the latest forecast from the hurricane center has Ike a category 4 storm as he approaches Florida over the weekend. There are still two options for Ike. Option one, he turns north and follows the path Hanna is about to take. Option two, keeps trucking west and finds itself in the middle of Gulf of Mexico. Not only for our safe, but for Louisiana and Mississippi's sake, Ike chooses option one. However, that means Florida and the east coast may feel the wrath of Ike. We will keep a close eye on Ike as we head into the weekend!